Newsletter: May 7, 2023
Thank You for Your Participation at Big Swim!

A big thank you to everyone who volunteered for Big Swim 2023! We could not have had such a successful event without you. You cheered swimmers on, gave high-fives, and distributed medals, but most importantly, you gave them something to remember for the rest of their lives. Thank you!

2023 Spring Nationals

Congratulations to our AGUA Masters swimmers who competed at USMS Spring Nationals in Irvine, CA. We’re ecstatic to have a speedy group representing us this year that swam some amazing times. We hope to include more people in Indianapolis, IN next year!
From left to right, Ed Hagerty, Ryan Lathrum, Isabel Miesner, Georgina Speight, Colleen Stranzl, Delaney Smith, Eve Maidenberg, and Krysten Sciacca (not pictured: Mathias Altman-Kurosaki and Roy O’Neill).
Join Us at The Plaza on the Evening of May 31

Asphalt Green is bringing together our philanthropic, business, and community partners at The Plaza on Wednesday, May 31 to celebrate our 50th Anniversary Gala. We cordially invite you to join us as we mark 50 years of keeping New Yorkers moving!

You can become a signature table sponsorpurchase tickets, or donate to show your support. We look forward to the next 50 years of excellence, innovation, and community impact. Thank you for your continued support of Asphalt Green.
Last Call: Sign Up for out Freestyle Clinic!

Spots are filling quickly for this exciting freestyle clinic at our Upper East Side campus! Join us on Saturday, May 13 for a detailed clinic on freestyle swimming with AGUA coaches, including AGUA Head Coach David Rodriguez!

We'll discuss principles, form, and much more. We'll also use the time in the water to film each swimmer and get a rare underwater look at your stroke! Food and drinks will be available to all AGUA Masters swimmers after the clinic. Please note, clinic spots are limited to 36 participants. Don't miss out. RSVP today!

Please note, in lieu of the clinic, we will hold our scheduled Battery Park City practice only. There will be no morning practice at the Upper East Side campus.
Event Details

Saturday, May 13, 2023

(More details to come)
8am to 9:30am:
In-water application and underwater filming

Asphalt Green's Upper East Side campus
Training Tips
If you have any swim or dryland workouts you've done or would like to share, we’d love to highlight them! Submit your workouts to Coach Jim at [email protected].
Dryland Workout
Warmup (Two rounds; 0:30 each with no rest)
  • Jump rope (or pretend jump rope)
  • Squat + lateral leg raises (alternating)
  • Lateral shuffle (low intensity)
  • Reverse lunges
  • Squat-to-plank step back + downward dog
  • Windmills
  • Jumping jacks 
Set 1 (Two rounds; 0:35 on / 0:15 off)
  • Jumping jack + squat jump
  • Lateral shuffles (with a squat at each end)
  • Mountain climbers
  • Squat thrusts
  • 4 plank jacks and a burpee
Set 2 (Two rounds; 0:35 on / 0:15 off)
  • Squat jack touchdowns
  • Quick foot shuffle (over an imaginary line)
  • Full-body plank: lateral hops
  • Twisting mountain climbers
  • High knees 
Swim Workout

Warmup (Set yards: 800)
  • 200 swim / 200 IM drill / 200 pull / 200 swim
Preset (Two rounds; First round as freestyle and second round as choice of stroke; Set yards: 1100)
  • 3 x 50 kick at 1:00
  • 100 drill at 1:50 (freestyle drill is three strokes / six kicks)
  • 3 x 50 (descend on 1-3) at 0:50
  • 6 x 25 at 0:30 (freestyle 2-1-0 breaths x 2)
Main set (Set yards: 1500)
  • 1 x 300 backstroke at 5:30
  • 2 x 150 50 freestyle / 100 backstroke at 2:30
  • 3 x 100 freestyle (the last 25 as fast) at 1:30
  • 1 x 200 backstroke at 3:10
  • 2 x 100 50 freestyle / 50 backstroke at 1:45
  • 4 x 50 (the last 25 as fast) at 0:50
Asphalt Green is a nonprofit. When you participate in our programs, you stand with Asphalt Green to provide free sports and fitness opportunities for all New Yorkers.

Don't forget! You have access to 25% off AGUA Masters-branded training suits, sunglasses, sneakers, and much more on our online team store with TYR when you use code AGUAM25 at checkout. Questions? Reach out to our TRY representative, Ashley, at [email protected]. Happy shopping!
To access the store follow the directions:
1) Go to
2) Click "Create an account"
3) Enter the AGUA Masters access code: 01164
4) Fill out the rest of the form with your information